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To clean or not to clean..... An important question..


#1

I have close to 100 pieces of silver and silver-plate flatware. I have read a number of pros and cons about cleaning and polishing. My gut tells me to gently clean with a polishing cloth and that’s it. These pieces are anywhere from 50 years to 100+ years old and honestly feel that “polishing” them will really take away from their character…

All opinions and comments are welcome…

Thank you…


#2

Always clean, but gently and not too frequently, would be my advice. The black oxidisation on silver is equivalent to rust on iron and steel; would you leave your best tools rusty?